Quite simply, if you are responsible for a building (that isn’t your home), you are also responsible for keeping those within it as safe as possible.
Not only is it a legal duty, but fire risk assessments can help to save lives, so you need to ensure that yours is complete, adhered to and followed up regularly.
A fire risk assessment also helps to protect your assets by identifying troublesome areas quickly and efficiently.
Good to Know
If five or more people work at your premises, or your business has a licence under enactment in force you will also need that fire risk assessment to be a written record.
It is cheaper and easier to prevent a fire, than to attempt to recover from one.
Fire Risk Assessments follow five steps:
- Identify the fire hazards
- Identify people at risk
- Evaluate, remove or reduce those risks
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
Large complex businesses will need an expert to come and do this for them and fire risk assessments will be checked by the local authorities. It is important to hire a specialist to ensure you have a thorough assessment completed, this can help you avoid fines and potential legal battles.
A quick online search will bring up lots of certified professionals to assist you with a fire risk assessment, but did you know Pacific provide a complete nationwide FRA service?
Get in touch with a member of the team today to find out how we can help you:
Telephone: 0870 850 8404